Degree in Biology (2003; Faculty of Sciences UL); PhD in Pharmacy - Toxicology (2012; Faculty of Pharmacy UL);
Area of research: Toxicology and Redox Biology;
The main research interest concerns how the interaction between mercury compounds and antioxidant systems (thioredoxin; glutathione) modulates the unfolding of neurodevelopmental toxicity. Namely, the research is focused on understanding how mercury affects microglia activation and neural stem cell differentiation. Knowledge of these early toxic events is a key tool for identifying potential biomarkers of early effect to be used in Human Risk Assessment. How selenium compounds interact with mercurials and modify toxicity is also an interest.
Microplastics cause neurotoxicity, oxidative damage and energy-related changes and interact with the bioaccumulation of mercury in the European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)